C – Paul’s Mission to Corinth, Acts 18: 12-17

[12] Γαλλίωνος δὲ ἀνθυπάτου ὄντος τῆς Ἀχαίας κατεπέστησαν οἱ Ἰουδαῖοι ὁμοθυμαδὸν τῷ Παύλῳ καὶ ἤγαγον αὐτὸν ἐπὶ τὸ βῆμα, [13] λέγοντες ὅτι “Παρὰ τὸν νόμον ἀναπείθει οὗτος τοὺς ἀνθρώπους σέβεσθαι τὸν θεόν.” [14] μέλλοντος δὲ τοῦ Παύλου ἀνοίγειν τὸ στόμα εἶπεν ὁ Γαλλίων πρὸς τοὺς Ἰουδαίους, “Εἰ μὲν ἦν ἀδίκημά τι ἢ ῥᾳδιούργημα πονηρόν, ὦ Ἰουδαῖοι, κατὰ λόγον ἂν ἀνεσχόμην ὑμῶν: [15] εἰ δὲ ζητήματά ἐστιν περὶ λόγου καὶ ὀνομάτων καὶ νόμου τοῦ καθ᾽ ὑμᾶς, ὄψεσθε αὐτοί: κριτὴς ἐγὼ τούτων οὐ βούλομαι εἶναι.” [16] καὶ ἀπήλασεν αὐτοὺς ἀπὸ τοῦ βήματος. [17] ἐπιλαβόμενοι δὲ πάντες Σωσθένην τὸν ἀρχισυνάγωγον ἔτυπτον ἔμπροσθεν τοῦ βήματος: καὶ οὐδὲν τούτων τῷ Γαλλίωνι ἔμελεν.

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Name that character!  Luke’s account of Paul’s mission to Corinth (Acts 18: 1-17) features a large cast of characters: Paul, Aquila, Priscilla, the emperor Claudius, Silas and Timothy, Titius Justus, Crispus, the Lord, Jews of Corinth, Sosthenes. Write a sentence in Greek describing each character without naming them. In class, you will listen for the clue and see if you can guess who is being described.

Cloze Exercise: IndicativeVerbs-Post-reading-PaulinCorinth

Bema and Acrocorinth
Bema (speaker’s platform) in the Roman forum with Acrocorinth in the background. Ancient Corinth.